Saturday, September 25, 2010

Super Simple Sides: Mmmmmmmmacaroni Salad

A little less than a month ago my brother married his long time gf, to which I say- It's about damn time!! No, but honestly, I've been waiting for them to finally make it official for what feels like forever! I love his now wife and am so glad that she is now a part of my extended family, officially. The wedding was on a Friday and by Sunday I felt I'd allowed enough time for us to all become a family and decided to ask my new sister-in-law's mom, Bette (don't you dare call her Betty!) for her uber delicious and super simple macaroni salad recipe. With summer winding down, I figured I only had a limited amount of time to get the recipe and take full advantage of owning it before it no longer seemed seasonally appropriate.

There is nothin' like a good old homestyle macaroni salad and this recipe is just that. It's nothing fancy, which is exactly the reason it's so delicious. From this point forward, I vow to never again eat macaroni salad that doesn't have peas, tuna and celery in it- cuz mac salad without it just ain't right!

Bette's (Don't you dare call her Betty!) Macaroni Salad

1lb macaroni
3-4 celery stalks, chopped
1 28oz can peas
1 can tuna
about 1 cup mayonnaise, more to taste if needed
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 tbsp celery salt
1/2 to 1 tbsp paprika

Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Drain and let cool a little. Add to a large bowl and mix with remaining ingredients. Adjust mayonnaise and seasonings as needed. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Bette Durocher

1 comment:

  1. Neil swears that celery salt is a magical seasoning and uses it often...I'm excited to try out this recipe!